The Hazards of Solder Fumes

Soldering, a process in which heat is used to join two metals together by melting a third metal or solder, can produce fumes or solder smoke that can be hazardous to the operators breathing zone. Depending on the application and particular solder, there is a wide variety of health concerns that can be associated with… Learn More

New OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Requirement

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) released a press release on Friday, May 21st, regarding hexavalent chromium and worker knowledge of exposure. May 31st already marks the deadline for executing proper engineering controls related to worker exposure to hexavalent chromium (Click Here for information regarding this standard), and now June 15, 2010 marks another… Learn More

Sentry Air Systems Case Study: MEK Fume Removal

Methyl Ethyl Ketone Fumes: Methyl Ethyl Ketone, also known as MEK and butanone, is one of the most prevalent ketone compounds and is used in a wide variety of applications. It is primarily produced industrially on a large scale from 2-butanol. MEK is a popular solvent and dissolves many materials. It is frequently used to… Learn More

Hazards of Epoxy Fumes

Epoxy, also known as polyepoxide or an epoxy resin system, is the combination of epoxy resin and a curing agent (also called a catalyst or hardener). Common applications include bonding adhesive, paints and coatings, primers and sealers, patching and resurfacing, flooring, chemical containment, wood repairs, electrical applications, composite materials, marine applications, aerospace applications, art, and… Learn More

UV Light Now Available in Portable Clean Rooms

Customers looking to purchase portable clean room (PCR) hoods now have the option of adding our Ultraviolet Light (UV) to the unit. The UVC is operated by a three-way switch that controls either a fluorescent light, UV light, or powers the lighting system off completely. The new upgrade also offers the operator a timer that… Learn More

Portable Clean Room Hoods for Data Recovery

Data recovery is a very sensitive application. As a result, this “surgery” needs to be performed in a very clean and sterile environment. For those engaged in data recovery, it is essential to keep tiny micro-sized particles away from the open hard disks drives. If dust enters this equipment the damage can be extremely costly,… Learn More

Brazilian Keratin Treatment: Health Risks and a Safety Recommendation

The Brazilian Keratin Treatment is a hair-straightening process that promises straight, smoother, and shinier hair that can last anywhere from six weeks to a few months. This process can take up to four hours and includes multiple steps. According to salontoday.com[1], researchers in Brazil discovered this treatment more than 10 years ago and because of… Learn More

Activated Carbon Media Study: Block vs Granules

Carbon Filter Life Comparison Objective A: To compare the filter life efficiency of the granular activated carbon to the block activated carbon and to estimate filter life of the carbon. Experiment equipment and setup needed: Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), SS-340-DCH, aluminum pan for chemical containment, flask to measure chemical, gas sensor for indicating breakthrough, velometer,… Learn More

NAOSH Week Has Arrived

Just a reminder that North American Occupational Safety Week began yesterday, May 2nd, and will continue until Saturday, May 8th. This week provides a perfect opportunity to evaluate the safety conditions at your workplace, whether you’re a business owner or an employee.   *For a general safety checklist provided by the Ontario NAOSH Network, click… Learn More

The Hazards of Welding Smoke

The Hazards of Welding Smoke & Devices Used to Reduce Exposure Description of welding and welding smoke Welding is a process that joins two materials by melting the pieces and adding a filler material to form a strong joint when cooled. More specifically, arc welding maintains an electric arc between an electrode and the material… Learn More